India secures a psychological win against Australia by drawing the 3rd Test

India drew the third Test match of the ongoing series against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). With a target of 407 runs, India scored 334 runs for 5 wickets in 131 overs. As per the rules, one over and one was to be thrown, but both teams agreed to the draw. Currently, the series still stands at 1-1 after the result of the SCG Test. The final decider match of this Test series will be played at Brisbane on January 15. Australia had scored 338 runs in the first innings and declared the second innings for 312 runs. While India scored 244 runs in their first innings. At one point India seemed to be heading towards victory, but the hopes of victory were clouded after the partnership of Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant broke. In this situation, injured Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin set foot on the crease. India managed to get a psychological edge over Australia by drawing the match. Both the injured players squandered hopes of Australia’s victory. Vihari spent about four hours at the crease. He played 161 balls for an unbeaten 23, while Ashwin scored 38 runs off 128 balls. Both faced 62 balls and added 62 runs for the sixth wicket. Earlier, during the final day, Pujara had scored 77 off 205 balls, while Pant who was promoted ahead of Vihari made 97 off 118 balls with 12 fours and three sixes.

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